Literature · Reviews

REVIEW: Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

"Feeling is always worth it." Title: Take a Hint, Dani BrownAuthor: Talia HibbertPublication: June 23, 2020Rating: 4.5/5 starsCW/TW: anxiety, depression, panic attack, mention of deathNotes: I received an advanced reader copy via Netgalley Is there anything better than a good rom-com? In my eyes, Talia Hibbert is one of the queens of this kind of… Continue reading REVIEW: Take a Hint, Dani Brown by Talia Hibbert

Life

Your Bigotry Has No Place in the Vegan Movement

Veganism seeks to end oppression. Full-stop. Being vegan means you reject the injustice and inhumane treatment directed at animals. So ask yourself: do you reject the same injustice and inhumane treatment directed at people of color? If you do not, you have some serious reflection to do. Following the death of George Floyd, just one… Continue reading Your Bigotry Has No Place in the Vegan Movement

Music

VEG*N ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Hyphen Discusses Veganism and Music

Who's your favorite vegan or vegetarian singer? Apart from, say, Miley Cyrus or Billie Eilish, can you really name that many more? Because veganism isn't as mainstream as it could be, you might struggle to find veg*n representation in mainstream media, whether it's music, film, television, etc. But if you look elsewhere, you just might… Continue reading VEG*N ARTIST SPOTLIGHT: Hyphen Discusses Veganism and Music

food · LI Vegan Adventures

LI Vegan Adventures: Vegan-Friendly Eats on Long Island During the Pandemic

As COVID-19 rocks the world, we are, unfortunately, seeing a plethora of small businesses being forced to close their doors, some permanently and others temporarily. This, of course, includes vegan businesses, and Long Island is no exception. From restaurants to salons, if you follow some of them on Instagram, you've probably come across several posts… Continue reading LI Vegan Adventures: Vegan-Friendly Eats on Long Island During the Pandemic

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Helping Your Vegan Business Survive in Uncertain Times: A Brief Guide to Effective Communication

I hesitated with this post, not wanting to feel slimy after seeing firsthand some companies/people talking about what an amazing opportunity this pandemic is for what they provide (yuck), but, at the same time, I felt this topic was important. In general, vegan businesses are hard to come by, and I think I speak on… Continue reading Helping Your Vegan Business Survive in Uncertain Times: A Brief Guide to Effective Communication

Life

Tips for Self-Care (+ Some Vegan Recommendations)

We all need a little self-care sometimes, especially during times of trouble. In light of all that is happening in the world right now, we need to think about both our physical and mental health. It's not always easy - we're so used to just powering through and letting our own well-being fall to the… Continue reading Tips for Self-Care (+ Some Vegan Recommendations)

Literature

REVIEW: Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee

"What is so special about the form of consciousness that we recognize that makes killing a bearer of it a crime while killing an animal goes unpunished?" Title: Elizabeth CostelloAuthor: J.M. CoetzeePublication: 2003Rating: 2/5 starsCW/TW: N/ANotes: Vegan Book Club‘s January 2020 group read Elizabeth Costello. Writer. Vegetarian. Mother. Grandmother. Sister. These are the titles that are arguably… Continue reading REVIEW: Elizabeth Costello by J.M. Coetzee

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5 Social Media Tips for Your Vegan Business

Much like all human beings, I am multifaceted and can be characterized by numerous things. I’m a writer, a vegan, and a millennial, to name a few. Combining these three things means I’m on social media, particularly Instagram, a lot. I follow other vegans and vegan businesses (publications, restaurants, etc.) and, for the most part,… Continue reading 5 Social Media Tips for Your Vegan Business

Literature

REVIEW: The Green and the Red by Armand Chauvel

“Like any other person, Léa had her own strengths, a potential that she alone could tap into, the ability to create something unique, even if on a modest scale, and nobody on earth would detract her from this goal.” Title: The Green and the RedAuthor: Armand Chauvel; Elisabeth Lyman (translator)Publication: 2014Rating: 2.5/5 starsCW/TW: N/ANotes: Vegan… Continue reading REVIEW: The Green and the Red by Armand Chauvel

Literature · Reviews

REVIEW: Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein

"America is a sick place in which little girls still grow up thinking getting someone to fall in love with them is some kind of achievement." Title: Love at First LikeAuthor: Hannah OrensteinPublication: 2019Rating: 1.5/5 starsCW/TW: N/A You ever start reading a book and get hopeful based on one thing (in this case, the mention… Continue reading REVIEW: Love at First Like by Hannah Orenstein

Literature

Anne Brontë and How She Taught Me to be a Better Feminist, Vegan, and Overall Advocate

Anne Bronte taught me how to be a good person. It sounds bizarre. After all, what could a 21st-century woman learn from a 19th-century author? But it’s true. And the answer to that question? A lot. In 2015, I was in my sophomore year of college. At the time, I was taking a course all… Continue reading Anne Brontë and How She Taught Me to be a Better Feminist, Vegan, and Overall Advocate

Literature · Reviews

REVIEW: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert

"'Choke, Redford. Just choke.'He seemed to adore her more every second." Title: Get a Life, Chloe BrownAuthor: Talia HibbertPublication: 2019Rating: 4.5/5 starsCW/TW: chronic illness, near-death experience What do you get when you combine a charming leading man/artist extraordinaire, a chronically ill sass-master of a heroine, nosy sisters, and a cat?  Talia Hibbert’s delightful novel Get… Continue reading REVIEW: Get a Life, Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert